University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
Type Disciplines
Educational and Reseach Institutions Chemistry Engineering Nanoparticles Nanomaterials Nanostructures Nanomedicine
Address Postal Code
School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials
Merz Court
NE1 7RU
City State / Province
Newcastle Upon Tyne
E-mail Country
United Kingdom
Web Phone
link (0191) 222-6000
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The Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (INSAT) was established in 1999 at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. It is internationally recognized for its on-going work on MEMs-based bio-sensors, nanowires, and nanometrology.

More recently, researchers have been investigating the application of nanotechnology to electronics and chemistry. Current external funding is in excess of £9 million and some 60 research workers support a number of established research programs.

THE INSTITUTE FOR NANOSCALE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

There are 15 research groups associated with INSAT providing depth in certain fields of microsystems and nanotecnology and focus on particular application areas such as artificial prostheses and joints. The institute is interdisciplinary and brings together researchers from the faculties of Medical Sciences and Science, Agriculture and Engineering. One goal is to bring clinical medicine and nanotechnology together.

The research into electrochemical systems at the University of Newcastle is interdisciplinary between engineering and physical sciences with a major focus on innovative technologies for energy generation and environmental applications.

The Process Intensification and Innovation Centre (PIIC) at Newcastle University has pioneered a process for continuous production of nanoparticles using thin highly sheared films which can be generated on a rotating surface.

In one current project, researchers are using nanostructured micro-porous materials to modify the behavior of micro-organisms through control of the micro-environment in which they grow.

ELECTROCHEMICAL SYSTEMS
The research into electrochemical systems at the University of Newcastle is interdisciplinary between engineering and physical sciences with a major focus on innovative technologies for energy generation and environmental applications. This research is carried out in the Electrochemical and Materials Processing Centre (EMPC) through collaboration between Chemists and Chemical and Process Engineers with support from Materials Science, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Physics, and also industry. Work on nanoparticles is directed towards synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles and modeling of their growth.

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